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who’s the sacred bee?
The Sacred Bee is me, Kate Ferry, the author of this blog. I am a beekeeper in Custer, Washington. My family lives about 10 miles south of the Canadian border and right smack dab next to the Pacific Ocean, in beautiful Custer!
I am the wife of my husband, Jacob, and the mother to three children; my young daughters, Beckett and Camden, and our dog, Tucker, who is 11 years old.
Where's the name ‘Sacred Bee’ come from?
Honeybees are incredible insects. They are responsible for the pollination of over half of the food that makes it onto your table and the chief pollinators for many foods, including almonds and raspberries.
I became fascinated with honeybees while studying anthropology in college and learned more about these amazing creatures after taking an intense six-week course on beekeeping in Surrey, B.C., Canada.
My love and respect for the sacred bee has grown and intensified as I have watched my own two hives bear hundreds of pounds of honey, my garden flourish with the bees' pollination, and through the trials and tribulations of watching my girls (a.k.a. the honeybees) live and die.
Sacred Bee. Honoring the honeybee, one of nature’s gardeners, and practicing beekeeping in Whatcom County, Washington.
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Category Archives: practically personal
It’s time to do a bit of house cleaning around the blog. I lost my head with a husband who worked for six weeks straight (literally), a last minute trip to California with two small children that left Jacob and … Continue reading
I am a consignment store freakazoid through and through when it comes to shopping for kids. Chances are VERY high that if you peruse our house or admire something one of the girls is wearing and inquire about where it … Continue reading
Our life has been busier than ever lately and the blog tends to take a hit when I am treading water. I sorta step on it and just hope it doesn’t need any attention while I keep my chin up. … Continue reading
A visually appealing and extremely informative graphic on what’s in your cosmetics and what you need to know to protect yourself.
I was a cloth diapering fan before I had children. Baby bums are adorable to start with, but when they are wrapped in pastel prints and bright colors, even non-baby lovers have been known to teeter on the verge of … Continue reading
The winner of the Truly Natural Mascara giveaway from Honeybee Gardens is… Drum roll, please… MICHELLE SPAYDE Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address and mascara color choice by Friday, February 10th at 8:00pm PST.
I am pretty low maintenance as far as beautifying goes. My makeup shelf is very small portion of our medicine cabinet and contains only three items: mascara for everyday use, a foundation/moisturizer/sunscreen combo for dry, blotchy skin that works yearround … Continue reading
Our house is full of color. Between the accent walls of deep red and luxurious purple (in two different rooms), the living room of cool blue and each bedroom with a serene, restful color – it looks like a crayola … Continue reading
Little Camden has been part of lives for almost two and a half months now and I gotta say – I’m lovin’ this life. The night feedings are less intense and fewer and farther between. Camden has found her “voice” … Continue reading